Wednesday, January 26, 2011

1873 Ordination & Installation Program for Loring Everett Beckwith at Augusta, Maine

Program for the Order of Services in Ordination and Installation of Rev. L. E. Beckwith, Pastor of Christ Church, Augusta, Maine, on Wednesday Evening, July 2, 1873.

1. Voluntary
2. Invocation
3. Reading of the Scriptures, Rev. T. H. Eddowes, Farmington
1. MIGHTY ONE, before whose face
Wisdom had her glorious seat,
When the orbs that people space
Sprang to birth beneath Thy feet; 
II. Source of Truth, whose rays alone
Light the mighty world of mind;
God of love, who from Thy throne
Kindly watches all mankind;
III. Shed on those, who in Thy name
Teach the way of truth and right,
Shed that love's undying flame,
Shed that wisdom's guiding light.
5. Sermon, Rev. C. C. Everett, D.D., Cambridge, Mass.
6. Anthem, by the Choir
7. Prayer of Ordination and Installation, Rev. W. C. Gannett, Boston
8. Response, By the Choir
9. Charge to the Pastor, Rev. J. T. G. Nichols, Saco
10. Right Hand of Fellowship
11. Address to the People, Rev. S. C. Beach, Norton, Mass.
12. HYMN [see image]
13. Prayer, Rev. D. N. Utter, Belfast
14. HYMN [see image]
15. Benediction, By the Pastor

From online research, hopefully correct:

Loring Everett Beckwith was born 12 February 1845 in Maine, the son of George C. and Tamison (Heath) Beckwith.  His paternal grandparents were Holmes M. and Eunice (Pineo) Beckwith.  His maternal grandparents were Richard and Tamison (Freeman) Heath.

On 28 April 1871 Loring Everett Beckwith married Alice Campbell Houghton, who was born 22 Jlu 1847 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of George Augustus Houghton and his wife Mary Appleton (Tilden) Houghton.  I don't yet have the names of the parents of George Augustus Houghton.  Alice's maternal grandparents were Bryant Parrott Tilden and his wife Zebiah Cravath (Brown) Tilden.  

The couple had at least one child, a daughter Theodora Mary Tilden Beckwith, born on 21 April 1880.  She married Harry Thompson Burbank.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

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